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NARM to Fete RIAA Chief With Humanitarian Award

13 Feb, 2003 By: Hive News

Hilary Rosen, lame duck chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), will receive a humanitarian award at "Insights & Sounds.03," the annual convention of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Association for Independent Music (AIFM).

Rosen will receive the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the business session and annual meeting March 17, and also will deliver the session keynote address.

Rosen has already received the American Civil Liberties Union's Torch of Liberty for her work with the RIAA. She recently announced her plans to leave the RIAA post at the end of the year.

"Hilary has long been a fierce advocate for the music community, the arts, free speech, human rights, and many other worthwhile causes," said NARM president Pamela Horovitz. "It is fitting that we honor one who exemplifies the very essence of our Humanitarian Award."

Rosen is a founder and board member of Rock the Vote and serves as a board member for The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation, Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., National Music Council, Y.E.S. to Jobs, National Cancer Foundation, Meridian International Center, and LifeBeat.

NARM established the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award after the death of the musician in the early 1980s to honor Chapin's environmental and humanitarian efforts.

"Insights & Sounds.03" will run March 16 to 19 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

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